These trips have the power to change your life.
Looking for some travel inspiration for 2022? Grab your diary and start planning some meaningful adventures with the help of this carefully curated list. From trekking and photography to purpose finding and safaris to mindfulness and leadership coaching, there’s a potential transformational trip to suit everyone’s wants and needs.
1. Focus on wellness in Thailand
Prioritise your health at a multi-award-winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa in the stunning surroundings of a tropical jungle on the coast of Koh Samui. Work with a team of wellness experts to identify and strengthen your areas for improvement, discover the right foods to support your immune system and foster a calm and balanced mind.
2. Get set for success in South Africa
Aimed at busy professionals, this three-night adventure offers the chance to focus on self-reflection, goal setting and personal strategic work, in the stunning surroundings of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. With five-star accommodation, daily nature experiences and strategic workshop sessions with an expert team, it has all the ingredients you need to succeed.
3. Foster courage and community in Tanzania
Push yourself to your limits as you climb Mount Kilimanjaro, immerse yourself in Tanzania’s local culture, give back to the community AND work on your own life goals during the Courage, Community, Kilimanjaro programme. With a 15-night stay in Tanzania included in the package, this is much more than a one-off adventure.
4. Master photography in Zambia and Malawi
All levels of photographers are welcome on this trip where local guides will show you the best places to bag the perfect shot in some extraordinary landscapes. Mindful bush walks, tranquil canoe paddles and awe-inspiring game drives, plus meditation and movement sessions, make this an explorer’s dream. With 11-nights’ luxury accommodation and meals included, it’s one for the bucket list.
5. Reconnect to a happier you in Mongolia
Experience an unforgettable yoga retreat featuring daily practice, hikes at dawn, camel treks, horse riding, sports massage, river swims, delicious plant-based food, and plenty more in an idyllic and unique location. Adventurous yogi travellers will love this opportunity to get completely off the grid and reconnect with themselves and nature.
6. Rediscover yourself in Morocco
What better way to take stock of your own life than to immerse yourself in another culture? This trip of self-discovery will see you hike in the Atlas Mountains, explore the golden dunes of the Sahara, take in the sights and sounds of the mesmerising souks of Marrakech, and meet and learn from Berber families about local history and nomadic life.
7. Walk your why in South Africa
Do you ever afford yourself the luxury of time for learning and introspection? Imagine being able to do just that on a five-star hiking safari in ‘Big Five Land’ – Kruger National Park. Spend time in nature, work on what’s holding you back with a clinical psychologist and learn about wilderness, conservation and bushcraft with your specialist wilderness guide.
8. Get active on an adventure in Ireland
Expect hiking, biking, paddle boarding, horse riding, kayaking and surfing from Dublin to Donegal, with the most stunning coastlines and lush mountains as your backdrop on this 4-night adventure in the Emerald Isle. It’s open to all levels of fitness so you can go at your own pace.
9. Cleanse Body and Mind in Sri Lanka
Located alongside the unspoiled Rekawa Beach in southern Sri Lanka lies a stylish haven where you’re invited to focus on wellness, relaxation, detoxing and nourishing your mind and body with delicious plant-based food. The 10-day retreats are hosted by Sen Wellness Founder and renowned healer, Dr. Sam Kankanamge.
10. Overcome grief in South Africa
This six-day retreat gives you the space and time to re-engage with the world in a more joyful way. Enjoy grounding walks, mindful breakfasts and picnics in the wilderness, experience contemplative game drives, and stay grounded in the present moment with the professional support and guidance of expert facilitators.